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  • Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

    Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

    Legal Events 08/04/2017

    South Korean prosecutors have recommended a 12-year jail term for Lee Jae-yong, 49-year-old billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, became ...

  • Wyoming raises court fees for courtroom technology updates

    Wyoming raises court fees for courtroom technology updates

    Legal Events 08/02/2017

    An increase in court automation fees approved by the state Legislature aims to provide Wyoming courtrooms with adequate technology. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports people using Wyoming courts since July 1 have had to pay $15 more in automation fees...

  • Myanmar court grants bail for editor in defamation case

    Myanmar court grants bail for editor in defamation case

    Legal Events 08/01/2017

    A court in Myanmar granted bail Friday to a newspaper editor who is being tried under a controversial defamation statute in a telecommunications law. Kyaw Min Swe, chief editor of The Voice Daily, was arrested in June for publishing online a satirica...

  • Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Legal Events 07/25/2017

    The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to clear his name in a scandal that has rattled Rome. Cardinal George Pell, Aus...

  • Indiana high court to rule on Lake Michigan beach ownership

    Indiana high court to rule on Lake Michigan beach ownership

    Legal Events 07/04/2017

    The Indiana Supreme Court will decide who owns the land immediately adjacent to Lake Michigan. Don and Bobbie Gunderson claim their land on Lake Michigan extends to the water’s edge, meaning no one can access the beach by their house without permissi...

  • Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban

    Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban

    Legal Events 06/24/2017

    The focus is on the Supreme Court as the high-stakes legal fight over President Donald Trump's travel ban awaits action by the justices. The court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the...

  • Indiana governor names Judge Goff to state Supreme Court

    Indiana governor names Judge Goff to state Supreme Court

    Legal Events 06/14/2017

    Indiana's next state Supreme Court justice, Wabash County Superior Court Judge Christopher Goff, said Monday his appointment to the state's highest court is humbling beyond words and something he never would have imagined at the start of his legal ca...

  • Groups sue seeking court oversight of Chicago police reforms

    Groups sue seeking court oversight of Chicago police reforms

    Legal Events 06/14/2017

    Several leading community groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Chicago Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's second larg...

  • Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

    Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

    Legal Events 06/01/2017

    A suspect in the poisoning death of the North Korean leader's half brother wrote to her parents from jail, asking them to pray for her but saying "don't think about me too much." Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian mother who worked in Malaysia, appeared in c...

  • Mom sentenced in Australian court for drowning 3 children

    Mom sentenced in Australian court for drowning 3 children

    Legal Events 05/29/2017

    A mother who drowned three of her children and attempted to kill a fourth by driving the family car into an Australian lake was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years and six months in prison. Akon Guode, 37, drove a SUV carrying four of her seven children in...

  • Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses another round in court

    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses another round in court

    Legal Events 05/21/2017

    An appeals court has rejected former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to have a jury, rather than a judge, decide whether he is guilty of a criminal contempt-of-court charge for disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case. The 9th Circuit Court of Ap...

  • High court could soon signal view on Trump immigration plans

    High court could soon signal view on Trump immigration plans

    Legal Events 05/18/2017

    Supreme Court decisions in a half-dozen cases dealing with immigration over the next two months could reveal how the justices might evaluate Trump administration actions on immigration, especially stepped-up deportations. Some of those cases could be...